- an assembly of the monks in a monastery, of those in a province, or of the entire order.
- a general assembly of the canons of a church.
- a meeting of the elected representatives of the provinces or houses of a religious community.
- the body of such canons or representatives collectively.
verb (used with object)
Origin of chapter
Synonyms for chapter
Examples from the Web for chaptered
Contemporary Examples of chaptered
He was not chaptered because we were a week from deployment and no one really believed that it was true.My Life as a Gay Officer
May 26, 2010
- a series of misfortunes
- the unforeseeable course of events
Word Origin for chapter
c.1200, "main division of a book," from Old French chapitre (12c.) "chapter (of a book), article (of a treaty), chapter (of a cathedral)," alteration of chapitle, from Late Latin capitulum, diminutive of caput (genitive capitis) "head" (see capitulum). Sense of "local branch" (1815) is from cathedral sense (late 15c.), which seems to trace to convocations of canons at cathedral churches, during which the rules of the order by chapter, or a chapter (capitulum) of Scripture, were read aloud to the assembled. Chapter and verse "in full and thoroughly" (1620s) is a reference to Scripture.